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Dec 15, 2012 4:00am PST
. at msnbc, our continued coverage. we'll continue now and into the night. >>> weekends with alex witt" starts now. >> a quiet corner of america shattered. >> caller indicating she thinks someone is shooting in the building. >> chilling words in the midst of an attack on the least among us. the unimaginable deaths of small children at the hands of a young gunman. an elementary classroom, the killing field. what's left this morning? a small city of grief. a state in mourning. a country with new questions about the price of freedom. good morning, everyone. and welcome to "weekends with alex witt." we're calling it a tragedy, but that particular word nor any other could describe what happened on a cold, bright winter morning in newtown, connecticut. i'm afraid the answers we try to provide in the next hour to the most pressing questions will feel inat adequate to all of us, but we'll try with an admitedly heavy heart. here is what we know. there are new details to report among the 28 people dead are 20 schoolchildren, ages 5 to 10, and the gunman, who also killed his mother, prior to the
Dec 1, 2012 4:00am PST
are going to love the next congress. next year. don't blink because you might miss them. "weekends with alex witt" starts now. >>> almost nowhere. that's the words from the gop on fiscal cliff talks. but exactly where is that? and how will congress and the white house get somewhere? >>> the tug-of-war in the middle east. some new wrinkles that beg the question, is any resolution in sight for israel and the palestinians? >>> unsolved mystery. that huge powerball jackpot raised some unanswered questions beyond who won. >>> having their cupcake and eating it, too. big new twist in the hostess going out of business story. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." let's get to what's happening right now out there. there is new intrigue in the fight over the fiscal cliff talks today. both sides have messages out this morning that seem to echo the same old position. this on the heels of president obama holding a campaign-style event in suburban philadelphia to sell his solution. he said if congress does not extend the bush tax cuts for the middle class, everyone's taxes will go
Dec 8, 2012 4:00am PST
" at, or follow me on twitter, and on facebook, weekends with alex witt is up next. >>> same-sex marriage. the supreme court decides to tackle two big cases on it. we'll examine all the possible outcomes that could be landmark rulings. twenty days and counting. even if president obama and the gop reach a deal, could it all get done before the first of the year? >>> a royal hoax and a tragic death. the radio station behind a tragic call to the hospital where kate middleton stayed is behind a tragic suicide. >>> remarkable story of journalist's recent travels. how did iranian people act towards an american. >>> this is alex witt. the countdown is on until the nation falls over the fiscal cliff. some sharp new words from president obama this morning in his weekly address. >> if we're serious about reducing our deficit, while still investing in things like education and research that are important to growing our economy, and if we're serious about protecting middle class families, we're also going to have to ask the wealthiest americans to pay higher tax rate
Dec 15, 2012 9:00am PST
the past hour about the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. good day, everyone. i'm alex witt. it is a day of questions and fresh insight about the sandy hook elementary school shooting. there is information about the gunman, how he entered the school and killed 20 children and six adults before he killed himself. >> we have established the point of entry. it's believed he was not voluntarily let into the school at all. that he forced his way into the school. but that's as far as we can go on that. >> in a moment, chris janzen in connecticut with more on that news conference. first compelling new information about the shooter and what he did in the days before the attack. nbc's pete williams is in washington. pete with a good day, what have you learned? >> reporter: alex, the connecticut authorities have not yet formally identified the gunman, but we're been told and i think it's widely known it's adam lanza is his name, 20 years old who was living with his mother. they say the shooting actually began that morning about three miles from the school at the home where he was livi
Dec 16, 2012 9:00am PST
, they said they hope to uncover what information it may have. alex? >> did he remove the hard drive from one of them and if so, from that computer, wouldn't be able to be access to anything, correct? >> he apparently removed it and damage it had but they found it. so they are trying to see whether they can reconstruct what's on it nonetheless. >> all right, pete williams, many thanks there from washington. >>> at this hour, portraits are beginning to emerge of the victims, many of them as young as 6 years old. msnbc's chris januarying is live for news newtown. chris, i know we just heard there from the connecticut state police but let's talk about what's happening around you today o. >> reporter: think the significant thing we heard from lieutenant vance a few minutes ago was confirming that that part of the investigation is over and some of the bodies have begun to be released to the families. i have talked to many of the religious leaders in this community. of course, they have spent the last 48 hours or so trying to console their congregations and now many of them are planning for funeral
Dec 3, 2012 4:30am PST
problems this morning. alex savidge joins us from lafayette where the storm created a huge sink hole. alex. >> reporter: it will likely take months before we finally rebuild this roadway that collapsed out here yesterday. crews will begin later on this morning using an excavator so they can dig out debris from this creek and eventually secure this sink hole. that is the ultimate goal in the coming days. heavy rain over the weekend. overflowed this creek that runs underneath mountain view drive. the pictures are impressive. the problem here was the culvert they clogged with debris. under ground utilities were compromised in the collapse. a gas line was capped right away and crews were able to create a sewer bypass to keep waste from going into the creek. for a short time the biggest challenge was dealing with the 12-inch water main that is connected to a large tank just uphill. >> if that one does break if it breaks it all the way through there will be a million gallons of water coming from that tank on the hill. >> reporter: if that water line broken, the neighborhood would have been evacu
Dec 21, 2012 9:00am PST
on the next "right this minute." >>> samantha and alex go skydiving, but there's something more exciting when they hit the ground. >> she doesn't have time to catch her breath before he does something. >> will you marry me. >> he made it a moment she'll never forget. >>> and some last-minute gifts for the techie on your list, like the putty that regular atragts. >> it acts like regular putty, but it is magnetic. >>> our t, it's time for our friday edition of the best of "rtm" where we tell you about a bonus video you can find on our website. >> eggnog, love it or hate it it's a christmas tradition. it's a visual how-to on how to make your own eggnog. i like this stuff, you can follow along. i can see how to do it and it tells you how to make delicious, yummy eggnog. >> to check it out, head to our website, and click on best of "rtm." >>> this is samantha, she's about to take her first skydive. that's alex fair. that's her boyfriend. and they're doing this together. they're going to do the tandem jump and they jump -- ah! >> everything goes according to plan. see she's got
Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
will be back for a special edition of new year's eve. "weekends with alex witt" is next. >>> new year's resolution? will a last-minute fiscal cliff deal get done? and if it does what will it look like. >>> we have a deal. we may still get hit with an automatic tax hike. how much will that cost you? in time for the new year, a new snowstorm headed to the northeast. we'll let you know how bad this will get. and the yore in review, up with of the most unique and appalling takes on the year in review. good morning to you all. welcome to weekends with alex witt. no alex today. taking a much deserved weekend off. i'm t.j. holmes, good to be with you. new this morning, president obama outlining his course of action if we all go off the cliff. >> if an agreement isn't reached on time, then i'll urge the senate to hold an up-or-down vote on a basic package that protects the middle class from an income tax hike, extends vital unemployment insurance for americans looking for a job and lays the ground work for more economic growth and deficit reduction. >> the president is optimistic that a deal
Dec 8, 2012 9:00am PST
>>> it's high noon in the east. 9:00 a.m. out west. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." here's some of the first five stories trending at this hour. supreme court at the center of national debate. could bill clinton be making a longer term move to ireland? man charzed in subway accident blaming voices. the man from the most watched video on youtube issues an apology. another big lottery winner claims his prize. but there's still a secret. we have details on all those stories throughout the hour. but first -- >>> developing news today. nbc news has learned that egyptian authorities have made a major arrest in the benghazi, libya counsel attack that killed ambassador chris stephens and three other americans. reporting from cairo egypt, our reporter. >>> >> reporter: egyptian sources tell nbc news they have a man in their custody they believe is connected to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th and killed four americans including ambassador chris stephens. according to an e judicial source the man is identified as being in his late 30s. he is known to e
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
with alex witt." here are some of the first five stories trending at this hour. new prospects of cliff diving into the new year. trying to get back to normal for sandy hook students. the nra won't back down on its gun stance. the royal couple missing christmas with the queen. santa tracker gets competition. details on all those stories throughout the hour. but first -- new today, after refusing to let anyone ask him anything during a public statement friday, the ceo of nra is facing challenging questions today. this is from "meet the press." >> there is no new gun regulation -- >> this is what would work. >> if every -- >> i'm asking you a direct question. is there any new gun regulation you'd be willing to support? >> i'm giving you the answer. >> you're saying you should prosecute more criminals. >> i'm asking you if there's a new gun regulation after the debates of the '90s and so forth today, could we make the assault weapons ban better, any more effective? >> you want one more law on top of 20,000 laws. most of the federal gun laws we don't even adhere to. >> the other big story i
Dec 1, 2012 9:00am PST
. i love you, too. >>> high noon here in the east. 9:00 a.m. out west. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." first five stories trending at this hour. new messages today in the fiscal follies. a powerball mystery grows. an international rocket threat. a sink hole of the century. and a new harvard school approved sex club. details on all those stories throughout the hour. but first -- >>> a dramatic weather story developing on the west coast. rain-soaked residents are preparing for the third storm in a row to hit the northwest. right now flights at the san francisco airport are delayed about an hour and a half. the heavy rains are causing a dramatic spike in car crashes. drivers say the slick streets cause them to suddenly lose control. >> i hydroplaned and i hit the curb. >> i was really lucky. i was driving really slow, too. couldn't stop. i turned that corner and fishtailing everywhere. it was way scary. >> nbc meteorologist dylan is here. it's only going to get worse. >> tomorrow morning is when we'll see the worst conditions with heavier rain and strong wind gusts. we've got this
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
the donald trump award. all right, let's start with the most valuable player of 2012, alex wagner. >> in my book, it is david, you saw the beginnings, with dean, and obama. >> krystal? the most valuable player? >> probably to waiter who placed the camera at the mitt romney fundraiser and captured the 47% comments, which i think showed a lot of people their concerns about mitt romney and the fact he really was not there for all of america. that he didn't understand the problems that average americans were facing. >> let's listen to that little moment of video history. the 47%. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president, there are 47% of people who are with him. who believe that they are victims. who believe that the government has the responsibility to care for them. who believe they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. and so my job is not to worry about these people. i'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility. >> a very valuable comment. >> i am going to go with bill clinton. >> one speech? >> it was 20 years in t
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Dec 30, 2012 2:00am EST
the ball before it went out, coach. come on, alex, the ref did not call that! i touched, it's their ball. team! alex. alex, good call.
Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
, welcome to "weekends with alex witt." what is happening out there. ten days and counting. president obama and house speaker boehner left washington without reaching a deal on the fiscal cliff. before heading to hawaii, president obama said he met individually with leaders of the house and senate, asking them to work toward a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans. >> this is something within our capacity to solve. it doesn't take that much work. we just have to do the right thing. so call me a hopeless optimist, but i still think we can get it done. >> earlier in the day, speaker boehner held a news conference. a vote on his so-called plan "b" was scrapped thursday night when it became clear it did not have enough support among house republicans to secure passage. >> a situation where because of the political divide in the country, because of the divide here in washington, trying to bridge these differences has been difficult. if it were easy, i'll guarantee you this would have been done decades before. >> joining me now, congressional reporter for "the washington post
Dec 4, 2012 4:30am PST
, immune any melt down shut down an entire system last night. alex savage has more on what commuters need to know. >> reporter: all subway trains will be running with the exception of the j-church and n- which will have limited service. here at the vanness system, crews worked throughout the night trying to fix the problem. >> they have to fix this right here. it is a blown fuse. >> last night -- >> reporter: last night muni showed them the shut down transformer. they are blaming rain damage for this outage. of course it was a headache for tens of thousands of computers for many -- commuteers. >> we know it is not the outside feed from pg&e. we know the problem is in our hardware that directs the commands to the signals and switches. >> reporter: all subway trains will run a half hour from now as scheduled but the n and other trains will not continue passed debow streets. so they have to transfer to another line downtown if they want to get through this morning. ktvu channel 2 morning news alex savage. >>> also yesterday, a woman in a wheelchair was hit by immune any car -- muni streetcar
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am PST
in the package. >> it was fascinating, alex. so much has changed from 2011 when we heard from republicans that the boehner rule, i. efrmgts any extension of the debt limit must be matched by matching spending cuts the norm from now on. seems president obama does not want to play that game as he said. walking away from the press conference today withes the gop leadership on capitol hill, a x alex, they're still engaging in the trench warfare. i asked speaker boehner about the $250,000 bush tax cuts, all the polling shows the country will think republicans are to blame if we go over the fiscal cliff, six out of ten voters in november said the tax rates should go up, how much longer can he afford to politically keep this pledge and he said look, you heard it there, the rates when we close the revenues, loopholes will go up on the rich people. that still is the mindset. what's interesting, is talking to republicans leaving the house conference gop conference this morning, there is a lot of support for speaker boehner. there aren't cracks like there were during the debt limit where he had a f
Dec 15, 2012 10:00pm EST
of kids can be empowered in a lot of different ways. i think that one of the things is that alex doesn't tell his parents and this is absolutely what happens. parents do not necessarily know what's going on with their kids when they walk onto their bus, when they are at school and i think that often kids will know when their parents are under stress and there is a lot going on at home and parents are busy. you know, the communication isn't great. or even if the communication is great, often kids are ashamed. they are afraid that either their parents won't take them seriously or if they do take them seriously that they are going to march into school and do something that's going to make the situation even worse. there are situations where kids don't trust that the adults are going to be able to make their situation better or make it stop without actually making them feel more alienated or making the bullies know that they have bullied in such a way that now it's worse. kids don't want to tell and kids don't often necessarily want to perceive what's going on his bullying. i think that on
Dec 17, 2012 12:00am EST
in "bully" is alex doesn't tell his parents come and this is absolutely what happens. parents do not necessarily know what's going on with their kids when they walk onto the bus when they are at school, and i did that often kids will know when their parents are under stress if there is a lot going on at home and parents are busy. if, you know, the communication isn't great or even if the communication is great, often kids are ashamed, they are afraid that either their parents will take him seriously or if they do take them seriously that they're going to march into school and do something that's great to meet the situation even worse, and in situations where kids don't trust that the adults are going to be given to make the situation better or make it stop without actually making them feel more alienated or making the bullies know that they've told someone in such a way that now it is going to get even worse, kids don't want to tell. and i think that kids don't necessarily even want to proceed with is going on as bullied. so one of the things for the parents that suspect their ki
Dec 17, 2012 12:00pm CST
. hello, i'm alex trebek. for over 10 years now, i've been representing the colonial penn life insurance company and i'm here today to talk with some of their insurance representatives about their guaranteed acceptance life insurance. that was a really good point. hi, alex. hi, everyone. i thought it'd be interesting to hear from you what your customers say are some of the things they like best about colonial penn's whole life insurance. who's gonna start? well, it's guaranteed acceptance for people over age 50. they don't have to take a physical or answer any health questions. and it gives them peace of mind knowing that their family has some insurance to help cover funeral costs. and other final expenses. great point, and that's something everybody needs to plan for, especially in this economy. it costs just $9.95 a month per unit. it's an affordable way to provide protection for loved ones. yes, and that rate never goes up. and their coverage never goes down because of their age. they can get permanent insurance at a price that fits into their budget. ale
Dec 18, 2012 9:00am PST
afternoon, alex. it's good to be here. >> val, let's first talk about what it's like to be on the other side of the n.r.a. it's worth noting that you carry a consealed weapon yourself. you have a long career in law enforcement, and, yet, the n.r.a. gave you an f. were you surprised at the amount of vitreal directed at you by the nra? >> i spent 29 years in law enforcement carrying a gun every day in that profession, grew up around guns. my dad was an avid hunter. i still have a consealed weapon and still continue to care a gun. i am a strong supporter of the second amendment, but it wasn't enough for the nra, and so i have to ask the question too why would they not support a person with those credentials? i think there's obviously something else at work there, and i think that their silence speaks volumes actually. >> val, when we talk about the power of the nra, mayor bloomberg said their power in the political sphere is a myth, and yet, you have the support of mayor bloomberg, but i didn't win your race. i guess following that loss how optimistic are you that other democrats or republicans
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
with the republican defense highly tauted fan of the eagles, ed rendell and alex wagner of msnbc's "now." governor, i want you to read what's going on here. first speaker boehner defended the gop's tax proposal saying it does take a bite out of the rich but president obama held firm to tax rate hike on the wealthiest. let's listen to the back and forth. >> revenues we're putting on the table are going to come from, guess who? the rich. there are ways to limit deductions, close loopholes and have the same people pay more of their money to the federal government without raising tax rates, which we believe will harm our economy. >> let's allow higher rates to go up for the top 2%, that includes all of you, yes. but not in any way that's going to affect your spending, your lifestyles, or the economy in any significant way. let's make sure that 98% of americans don't see it -- a single dime in tax increases next year. >> so, john boehner, the speaker for the republican party in this partisan fight is saying, he's already socking it to the rich. he's willing to raise their taxes in various forms but just n
Dec 1, 2012 3:00pm EST
largely by tom's experience on commission staff. we are fortunate to have with us alex pollock to offer his thoughts on the book. alex is resident fellow at the american enterprise institute. i got to know alex a decade ago when he was president and chief operating officer of the bank of chicago from 1991 from 2004 and i would also say i always found him to be one of the most insightful commentators on the financial service industry so with that i turn the podium over to thomas stanton. >> thanks very much, mark. good afternoon. i think it is acting in. it is a pleasure to join you today at the cato institute. i am extremely grateful to kato and want to express my thanks. years ago i wrote a monograph that raised questions about the financial soundness of fannie mae and freddie mac and i wrote the book that mark alluded to, a state of risk, government sponsored enterprise could be the next financial crisis. and in a and freddie mac didn't like my autograph and they didn't like my book. >> and they didn't like you. >> and suddenly it became a little chilly. catherine england who at the t
Dec 14, 2012 9:00am PST
, alex. >> chris, in terms of this, we've been talking a little bit about this reverse 911 call, which makes it sound like some students were not at school yet or the school was trying to take every measure possible to insure that parents were informed as to the situation, which seems to be a very quick response on their end in terms of getting the information out there and trying to calm understandably very concerned parents. >> this is something that technology has done that is tremendously helpful in situations like this, that they have this reverse 911 situation set up because, obviously, previously, and i remember this from having covered the columbine shooting very extensively, a lot of the information would come out at that point anecdotally that parents calling parents and even more chaos could enshoe because people don't know what's going on. at least the initial bit of information that gets out there to parents is information that the school is rabl to control isible to get people there who they want there, where they want them to come, so it gives at least officials on the s
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
is alex savage who will report on what happened just moments before the man went missing. here is alex. >> reporter: the search has been temporarily called off for this man at the creek and the police chief just told me a short time ago, they will be back out here and searchers will later on this morning at first light continue that search but for now the search has been called off. th are looking for a suspected drunk driver who jumped into the water. police have been searching the creek and authorities have been using a boat to look for the man but so far no sight of him. the police chief said they tried to make a dui stop on the man's car. the man got out of the car but during the field sobriety test he took off into the creek. he jumped a fence and jumped into the water and they did try to get him to encourage him to come back to shore. >> we tried to encourage him to come back and he swam away from the officers and he couldn't anymore... >> reporter: authorities will be coming back out here around 7:00 a.m. this morning and again they will be searching the waterways and southering
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
is expected to fix a gas leak in the brentwood neighborhood, alex? [ technical difficulties, stand by ] . >> alex is having some audio issues and we will get back to him as soon as we can. >>> thousands are stranded because of a storm in the bay area and east coast flights have also been grounded. bay area flights have dealt with lots of rain and more flight tee lace could continue through the new year's. well heavy snow and in some new england states. -- new england states. the storm is caused for 6 death and traffic accidents. >>> the water compact is normal for this time of year. it has a third of water supplies for homes and businesses at this hour. >>> president barack obama is hoping to reach a deal to avert the fiscal cliff and he left his vacation. we will look at the new offer and the concessions he is proposing. >>> let's go back outside with alex savage. >> reporter: they have finally been able to locate the problem right under where those crews are working and they have had to dig up quite a bit of sidewalk to figure out where the leak was coming from but crews say they
Dec 6, 2012 3:30am PST
really important. the other thing you asked about with the parent when sunset is referring to alex's dad. >> they are referring to his mom and dad being upset with him for not standing up for himself, i just wanted to cringe. >> what's clear is when dad said if you don't make a stop, this could happen to your little sister. then the sister gets in on it and it's, like, just puts the, as sisters will do, but i think as a, as someone who was a boy and had difficult conversations with my dad, i really really remember that sort of punch them, make it go away. a lot of families will give that advice. i'm not even convinced that's the wrong advice, the problem is when they doesn't work, then they shut down and quit coming to you because they are afraid it's a double disappointment. they can't please their peers and find friendship and then they so don't want to lose their fathers as well, this boy-father thing is so deep. >> every single person in this room wants to start making a difference. we want to start doing it right now. ros, how do you start giving a child the dignity that
Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
this holiday season, then you haven't met alex baker. >> hi. >> alex is the furniture repair guy, and in the countdown to christmas he has been getting a workout. >> i've been consistently doing five or six jobs a day, which is a busy day. >> his company fixes vinyl and leather. >> can't be color blind in this job. >> just in time for the in-laws. >> my parents, my sister, my husband's parents and his brothers as well. >> when you live in a house with kids, stains can come out of nowhere. >> this my daughter oliva, one and a half, and she is very calm but usually she loves to decorate the furniture. >> with things like a ball point pen, so with the screams of children in the background, alex goes to work. >> this is a minor repair. he says he has seen much worse this holiday season, and not just from kids. >> pets are the biggest culprit. you can control your kids to some extent but pet damage on furniture is a big issue. >> and so many people wait until the holidays to fix it. >> you see that a lot and former it's much easier to catch it early. that can rip wide open. >> never m
Dec 30, 2012 9:00am PST
something happens in washington, d.c. hello to you all and welcome to weekends with alex witt. i'm t.j. holmes filling in for alex. a consequence of history in the nation's capital if congress cannot reach a compromise deal on tax and spending cuts. a short time ago, we were hearing from the president talking about the fiscal cliff negotiations. he spoke exclusively on "meet the press" and he had a message for congress. >> at minimum, make sure people's taxes don't go up and 2 million people don't lose their unemployment. i was modestly hopeful yesterday. now, the pressure is on congress to produce. >> the president responded to what would happen if no agreement is reached and the nation does fall over that cliff. >> if you look at projections of 2013, people generally felt that the economy would continue to grow, unemployment would tick down, housing would continue to improve, but what's been holding us back is the dysfunction here in washington. if people start seeing that on january 1st, this problem still hasn't been solved, that we haven't seen the deficit reduction that we coul
Dec 5, 2012 4:30am PST
. alex savidge joins us now from the crime scene on sacramento street. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, to you. lieutenant out here on scene told me it's much too early to say what the motive may have been for this deadly shooting. we do know a man was riding his bike here late last night when she was shot to death. you can see the investigation still ongoing. the shooting happened right outside of long fellow middle school. just about an hour ago we watched as the coroner took away the man's body. he hasn't yet been identified here. police were called out around 11:30. they got 911 calls about a bicyclist down on the sidewalk. officers arrived and quickly realized this man had been shot an eventually pronounced dead out here. homicide investigators are trying to find witnesses to this crime that can help piece together this homicide. >> obviously a loss of life is a significant thing. you can take every investigative step possible to catch whoever is responsible for this crime. >> reporter: the lieutenant told me he doesn't have any information on the shooter in this cas
Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
francisco faces child cruelty charges. ktvu's alex savage is live with what investigators learned about the mother that led them to build a criminal case against her. >> reporter: a source with san francisco police told me today the mother was on cocaine when she gave birth. two officers helped save that child's life. we requested interviews but they aren't talking. mean time the community is rallies around the newborn baby. >> reporter: the 39-year-old san francisco woman will be charged with one felony, cruelty to a child and one misdemeanor, the mother gave birth wednesday morning on the street and knocked on the door at this church for help. her son wasn't breathing and two san francisco police police officers drove the child to the hospital, giving him cpr along the way. >> terrible situation. but it may turn out all right. >> reporter: 5 members have donated money for the newborn baby. >> people saw the newscast and they decided the baby needed help. it is just god blessing that kid. >> reporter: the church will use the donation to buy depers, formula and -- diapers, formula and t
Dec 19, 2012 4:00am PST
relations has taken to measure the millenials most of whom now are in their late 20s. this is alex abraham who runs the group that did the research. you did research on this group a couple of years ago. what did you learn since 2010? quite a few shifts have happened in the last 2 years. this is a generation that has been hammered by the economy first of all. it's really changed how they are as consumers. i think we're seeing that their influence over the purchase decisions of other generations is shifting and becoming quite profound. in what way is that influence growing? i think that the relationship that millenial kids have with their boomer parents is different than generations before them. its much more of an exchange, much more of a friendship so we're seeing this cross influence between boomer parents and millenial kids in particular. as consumers in the marketplace, where is their influence? first of all, they're talking to brands. they want two way dialogue with brands in pretty amazing ways. they expect brands to talk to them in social media, they expect brands to show different t
Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm PST
, a water-main break is causing some headaches in marin county. alex savage has the latest details on whether it is causing any traffic problems, good afternoon alex. >> reporter: the water has been shut off where that water-main broke. this was a 12-inch line which burst this morning and the pressure from underground pushed up the roadway and they tell me for a time there was a threat of a sinkhole. the broken main sent water rushing down bell lane. it happened at 9:30 a.m. in an unincorporated valley known as cam valley. police urged people to move their cars off the street with the concern being the roadway may cave in. i spoke with them and they said all of that rushing water was doing a lot of damage. >> definitely, there is a lost sediment moved off the road so something is going to have to be done and one side has been pushed up by the pressure of the water by maybe two or three inches. >> reporter: the fire district says the water was putting out about 1,000 gallons a minute. the pressure was turned off but they say it appears old age led to this broken pipe and it can be a
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
. there are two different scenes. one in oakland. one in west oakland and one in east oakland. ktvu alex savidge is live on walnut street. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. the sergeant here on scene told me in this case a woman was found stabbed to death early this morning. officers are still out here on scene. you can see a couple patrol cars parked out here on this street. the stabbing happened inside this apartment building in a second floor unit. we'll show you video we shot a short time ago. this is all taking place in the 5800 block of walnut. neighbors called 911 just about two hours ago. around 2:30 this morning. when officers aryed here on scene they went inside this unit and found this woman with multiple stab wounds and she died here on scene. a sergeant told me a short time ago police do have a possible suspect. a man in custody at this point. they are not saying much about who this person is. and the motive at least at this point according to the sergeant remains unclear. in addition, oakland police also investigating a second deadly shooting. another crime scene. two
Dec 31, 2012 4:30am PST
capped a gas like at the scene of an overnight house fire. alex savidge is in san francisco with video of flames shooting from that gas line. alex. >> reporter: i can also tell you two people were sent to the hospital after this early morning hour fire. hou -- house fire. you can hear and see pg&e crews out here. they are working on this natural gas line that ruptured and was on fire when this fire broke out around 1:00 this morning. a dangerous situation. flames were shooting from that line about 15 feet up in the air. battalion chief tells me crews had to work around that ruptured gas line to put out the fire inside the home. a two story place here on the 100 block of athens street. pg&e crews came in and were able to shut off that gas line. arson investigator is looking at what triggered this two alarm fire and why that gas line ruptured and caught fire. >> we did have a shut off for the gas that we believe gas pipe melted. due to the fact a fire coming from the front of the building. that's what we see now. >> reporter: this home is a total loss. four people were inside at the time
Dec 31, 2012 6:00am PST
. ktvu alex savidge is at the scene and i know you have video of flames shooting up from this broken pipe that you will only see right here on channel 2. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. this was a very tricky situation for san francisco firefighters. because not only did they have to contend with the fire that was burning inside this home, they also had to deal with a second fire coming from the curb side gas valve just outside the place. pg&e told me the fire from the home impacted the gas meter and this was not a faulty line. flames shot about 15 feel up in the air. crews had to focus on putting out the fire inside the home. eventually pg&e came in and shut off the gas line. the fire first started just before 1:00 this morning on the 100 block of athens street. four people were inside the home at the time. two people were sent to the hospital with possible smoke inhalation. the man that lives next door told me after the fire broke out someone came in telling him to get out. >> grateful. it was pretty smoky downstairs when they woke me up. luckily the neighbors right here
Dec 17, 2012 9:00am PST
and how the community is reacting m days since the tragedy. >> alex, it would be difficult to even begin to try to express the depth and the breadth of the pain that this community is feeling and will feel all weeklong. the first of a series of funerals is getting underway right now. i'll show you a page from the local paper, and there are two pages of obituaries of children. we've just learned that governor dan malloy has shown up at the funeral of little noah, 6 years old, noah posner, who has a twin and an 8-year-old sister, and there was a heartbreaking question asked in his obituary. how do you capture the essence of a 6-year-old in just a few words? when i first came here on friday, alex, i was talking to the local priest. they lost ten young parishioners. they will have eight funeral this is week, and he told me about a little girl even before we knew the mamz who he said he lost who was going to be an angel m christmas pageant, and i talked to her cousin today, and he was called uncle. she called him uncle john. he talked about yesterday being at the cemetery with her family and
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
, colin kaepernick lost. starter, alex smith was a sports starter on the sidelines, a spectator. coming up, sports director, gary radnich. >>catherine: also, prince william and kate expecting an error to the krona. and even if you are royalty still being pregnant can be a pain. >>pam: sports director, gary radnich is here. to talk about the kaepernick. >> apparently, there is no big deal but jim harbaugh is in love with this kid. and kaepernick pitches the ball over ted ginn's head janoris jenkins jumps on it fior the touchdown rams made the 2-point conversion to tie it kaepernick to delaney walker pass 49ers settle for a after sending the game into field goal jim harbaugh pounds colin kapernick's shoulder pads... kaepernick 50-yard run against rams colin kaepernick intentional resulting in a safety... then makes a bad pitch that results in the rams inly touchdown in their 16-13 overtime win over the 49ers greg zuerlein they call him "legatron" boots the game- winning 54-yard field goal and harbaugh walk off final: 16-13 rams 49ers 8-3-1 but first -- if you thought the 49-ers quarterback c
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
is under investigation. >>> channel 2 news reporter alex savage is here to explain how volunteers are making the holidays brighter for families. >> reporter: at least 600 people are expected to come here and donate their time this christmas day and you can take a look behind us. you can see the first round of volunteers and they are getting right to those turkeys and hams to get the meals prepared for those in need who will come first for breakfast and then later a christmas dinner to be served. it is a holiday tradition of course to give those in need a place to feel welcome and it is a place to have what they may not otherwise. a lot of people are pitches in. >> we have 650 ready to prepare the meal and we also have the guys in the state coming who are playing in the hunger bowl and they will be volunteering this afternoon. >> so back here in the prep room, you can see they are getting all the meat sliced up so the meals can be served. of course if you are feeling inspired you can certainly come down here and donate your time. glide would love to have you down here. it is just a
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